16hrs. – 2 Days
Davidson QC
All Year

This 2 day course, builds upon the skills taught in R3-Rec and  coached in R3 Pro. R3-Elite’s  instructional emphasis is placed on Critiquing, Correcting  and Evaluating the actions taken in a series of SCENARIO  DRIVEN evolutions.  Each course includes actual river running (raft, canoe or kayak)  Realistic rescue scenarios are developed along the way allowing participants to gain real hands on experience.  R3-Elite is a great way to keep your skills honed and fine tuned.  A Rescue Skills Assessment allows participants to leave the class knowing what they are good at and what they should practice more.  Certified by Sierra Rescue International   Prerequisites: WRT-A, R3-Pro , ACA Level 4/5 or equivalent.

Availability & Costs

June 4/5 2019 (custom dates available)$300.00 plus applicable taxes

Recertification Note: It is recommended to upgrade to R3-Elite within 3 years.

Contract Courses Available Upon Request

Esprit is a world renown leader, innovator and provider of water rescue training for the commercial and recreational whitewater industries. All courses are offered by Esprit in association with Sierra Rescue International. Contact jim@whitewater.ca for more info.

 What’s included with your course

Course manual, a Sierra Rescue International Certification as well as a Certificate of Completion for Level 5 River Safety and Rescue from The American Canoe Association upon completion of the course.

Students are required to bring or rent their own personal safety equipment (helmet, PFD, river clothing/shoes). Meals and accommodation are not included in the course cost. See below for meal/accommodation options for courses held at Esprit.

Customize your R3-Elite course with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

OptionsOptions DetailsAmount
Accommodation:Camping(bring your own tent)$15.00/night
Platform Tent Rental$30.00/night
Ultimate BBQ$25.00
Equipment:PFD (lifejacket)$5.00/day

What you should bring for your course

Students are required to provide their own personal protective equipment for the course: Water/kayak helmet, Type III-V whitewater approved lifejacket/PFD (with a tethered swimmer harness), thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes (footwear should be a combination of sturdy with grip for moving quickly on slippery rocks plus lightweight and quick draining for swimming), gloves, drytop/drysuit/wetsuit (wetsuits/drysuits available for rent), polypropylene/synthetic long sleeve shirt & tights/leggings, insulating layers, swimsuit, quick dry shorts, sunscreen, towel, bag to carry wet clothing to and from river, dryland clothing, personal effects, as well as tent, headlamp/flashlight & sleeping bag if camping.


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